Advanced Speed and Agility – EXSC 541

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course focuses on the principles of speed and agility development as presented through the M.O.R.R. training system.

Prerequisite

EXSC 540

Rationale

The course will give the students an opportunity to learn and develop practical speed and agility technique and programs that have been implemented with elite athletes.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe the concepts and applications of the M.O.R.R. training system related to speed and agility development.
  2. Discuss various methods for the assessment of speed and agility.
  3. Design an appropriate speed and agility training program for a sport-specific population.
  4. Explain the various anatomical and physiological principles associated with speed and agility development.
  5. Explain the M.O.R.R. training system’s principles on conditioning and recovery from a Christian worldview perspective, when applicable.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be at least 500 words, demonstrate course-related knowledge, and provide a total of 2 citations from any of the following sources: peer-reviewed journal articles, published textbooks, or publications directly associated with the content being discussed (requires prior approval from the instructor). In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 250 words and include a total of 1 citation from any of the following sources: peer-reviewed journal articles, published textbooks, or published books directly associated with the content being discussed (requires prior approval from the instructor).

Guided Article Critique (3)

The student must write 3 separate critiques on a provided article and conduct research that further relates the article and accompanying questions on the topic of speed and agility. Each critique must be 3–5 pages and include at least 3 scholarly articles in current APA format in addition to the article provided for the critique.

Program Design

Reference Page

The student must submit a reference page of at least 4 scholarly references, including the course textbook, that provide support to his/her research-based prescription and are cited in current APA formatPlan

Plan

The student must develop a 6-week plyometric program for a provided case study athlete and include a 3-page detailed rationale for the expected results of the training program, as well as an updated reference page in current APA format.

Exams (2)

Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the previous and assigned modules/weeks. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes; contain multiple-choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions; and have a 1-hour and 30-minute time limit.